Atlas Week 2018
April 6 - April 14, 2018
The Eighteenth Annual Sam and Marilyn Fox Atlas Week program will be held the week of April 6 - 14, 2018. One of the main goals of the Atlas Program is to increase awareness of the global issues that confront us today in an effort not only to promote discussion, but also to inspire and inform action. It focuses on what we as global citizens can do to contribute to a better life for all people now and in the future. The Atlas Program is unique in that for one week of the year, it brings together members of the University community to focus on the global challenges that confront us in the 21st century.
The theme for the 2018 Atlas Program is "From Broken Walls, We Build Bridges: Out of Conflict Rises Community"
The Eighteenth Annual Signature Symposim: "Sons of Lwala: Honoring the Dreams of Our Parents"
In celebration of our Bicentennial Year, the Signature Symposium will feature one of our own:
Fred Ochieng' M.D.
Fred Ochieng', M.D. graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in May 2010 and completed residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at VUMC in 2015. He is currently completing a Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship at Saint Louis University.
Milton Ochieng' M.D.
Milton Ochieng', M.D. graduated from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 2008. Currently, Milton practices gastroenterology with the BJC Medical Group at Progress West Hospital, having completed his Gastroenterology Fellowship at Brown University and Internal Medicine Fellowship at Washington University/Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.
Click here for more information about the keynote speakers.
Other Key Events:
Kick-Off Event - Stylin' Round the World: The Awakening of Cultures through Fashion - Sunday, April 8th
The Annual Interfaith Prayer Service - Monday, April 9th
Parade of Nations and the Billiken World Festival - Friday, April 13th